Non-Policy Opinions


NPM 003-2007

Requesting Entity: Social Security System

Issues Concern: Prospective Application of Memorandum Order No. 213



Applicability of M.O. 213

As a general rule, statutes are to be construed as having prospective application. Considering that the contract was entered into prior to 27 May 2006 or the effectivity of M.O. 213, SSS is not legally required to draw up a list of three (3) consultants to invite prior to negotiations.